Bamboo Cocktail Recipe

Classic Bamboo Cocktail Recipe
Shannon Graham
  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 Cocktail (1 Serving)

The Bamboo Cocktail is another classic cocktail that is a variation of the Martini and an excellent before-dinner drink.

The story goes that it was created sometime around the 1890s by Louis Eppinger at the Grand Hotel in Yokohama, Japan. Eppinger was famous in his time for turning around the Grand and mixing many great drinks as well as overseeing culinary menus to which the elite would flock when visiting Japan.

According to "Imbibe!", the drink mysteriously made its way to the U.S. and was sometimes known as a "Boston Bamboo".


Steps to Make It

  1. Pour the vermouth and sherry into a mixing glass filled with ice.

  2. Add the bitters.

  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

  4. Twist a lemon peel over the drink to release its essence.

  5. Garnish with an olive.